Vegetables

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm. Doing more with less meant getting r... more

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. Michael Bar... more

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Sales outlets help Florida farm survive shifts in produce market

Florida grower Tom O’Brien has found ways to sell his produce through multiple venues. O’Brien is president of C&D Fruit & Vegetable ba... more »

Challenges of Growing Strawberries in Florida

Carl Grooms, co-founder of Fancy Farms in Florida, talks about the challenges of growing strawberries in the Sunshine State. ... watch »

McClure Farms Tackles Challenges of Growing Tomatoes

D.C. McClure, owner of McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, talks about the challenges of growing tomatoes and navigating government regulation. ... watch »

Planning underway for 2017 Great Lakes EXPO

Planning is underway for the education programs, trade show and special events for the 2017 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO and Mich... more »

Michigan producers of onions to vote on program continuation

Michigan’s onion producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program in a refe... more »

Local lettuce production pursued with hydroponic touch

Jim Day describes the hydroponic vegetable industry as “a very fast growing and exciting sector.” Day founded Suncrest USA on Jan. 1, 2012. As ... more »

Take care of weed control in perennial strawberry

Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take ... more »

Strawberry producer Koontz dies at age 62

Robert "Fritz" Koontz was born in French Lick, Indiana, but raised in Cave Creek, Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, he moved to Califor... more »

Brassica black leg alert issued in eastern Washington

Black leg is reportedly present in multiple counties in eastern Washington. Washington State University Extension issued an alert for growers of seed ... more »

Exploration of annual strawberry production pursued in Montana

Strawberries are a high value specialty crop with varieties hardy enough to grow in Montana. The high labor demands and pest management limi... more »


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